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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
215 PM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

.UPDATE...
ISSUED AT 155 PM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

DID AN UPDATE TO THE GRIDS TO REFLECT THE LATEST RADAR...SKY COVER...
AND T/TD OBS...AS WELL AS THE TRENDS. ALSO...ADDED SPRINKLES TO THE
WX GRIDS IN THE FAR EAST FOR THE REST OF THE AFTERNOON. THESE HAVE
BEEN SENT TO THE NDFD AND WEB SERVERS.

UPDATE ISSUED AT 1030 AM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

14Z SFC ANALYSIS SHOWS A DEEP AREA OF LOW PRESSURE SPINNING OVER
UPSTATE NEW YORK. ATTACHED TO THIS THIS...A COLD FRONT EXTENDS
SOUTHWEST...RUNNING JUST EAST OF THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS. THE
APPROACH OF THIS FRONT SET UP THE CONDITIONS THAT WERE SO FAVORABLE
FOR SEVERE STORMS AND VERY LARGE HAIL YESTERDAY. NOW DRIER AND
COOLER AIR IS BUILDING INTO THIS PART OF THE STATE ON NORTHWEST
WINDS. THIS WILL MAKE FOR A PLEASANT AFTERNOON...THOUGH EXPECT RATHER
CLOUDY CONDITIONS FOR MOST OF THE AREA DUE TO THE COLD AIR ALOFT
AND THE UPPER LOW SWINGING THROUGH THE EASTERN GREAT LAKES. A FEW
LIGHT SHOWERS WILL BE POSSIBLE FROM THE CLOUDS IN THE AFTERNOON...BUT
MOST PLACES WILL STAY DRY. HAVE UPDATED THE FORECAST MAINLY TO FINE
TUNE THE LOW POPS AND HIGH SKY COVER. ALSO TWEAKED THE T AND TD
GRIDS PER THE LATEST OBS...TRENDS...AND CONSSHORT GUIDANCE. THESE
HAVE BEEN SENT TO THE NDFD AND WEB SERVERS.

UPDATE ISSUED AT 737 AM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

MOISTURE WRAPPING AROUND A SURFACE LOW CURRENTLY MOVING INTO THE NEW
ENGLAND STATES HAS DEVELOPED A MASS OF LOW CLOUDS WHICH ARE NOW
RACING SOUTHWARD INTO THE OHIO RIVER VALLEY REGION AND EASTERN KY.
THIS MOVEMENT IS FASTER THAN WHAT WAS PREVIOUSLY FORECASTED. UPDATED
THE GRIDS TO BETTER REFLECT THE FASTER MOVEMENT OF THESES CLOUDS INTO
THE REGION. HOWEVER...GIVEN THE LACK OF RAINFALL REPORTS THUS FAR IN
THE MORNING...PRECIP TIMING STILL SEEMS TO BE IN RATHER GOOD SHAPE
FOR NOW. ALSO...AFTER SOME HEAVY SHOWERS MOVED THROUGH THE REGION
LAST NIGHT...SOME OF THE VALLEYS IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS HAVE SINCE
DEVELOPED SOME PATCHY DENSE FOG. DID NOT INCLUDE FOG IN THIS UPDATE
HOWEVER DUE TO THE FACT THAT LATEST TRENDS SHOW IT BURNING OFF
QUICKLY AS DRIER AIR MIXES IN AND TEMPERATURES CONTINUE TO RISE OVER
THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS. FINALLY...LOADED IN THE LATEST
OBSERVATIONAL DATA FOR TEMPS...WINDS...AND DEW POINTS TO MAKE SURE
THAT ONGOING CONDITIONS WERE WELL REFLECTED IN THE NEAR TERM FORECAST
AS WELL.

&&

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY)
ISSUED AT 420 AM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

THE COLD FRONT WHICH PRODUCED WIDESPREAD CONVECTION YESTERDAY WILL
CONTINUE TO PUSH OFF SE OF THE REGION THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS. AS
IT DOES...DRIER NORTHERLY AIR WILL FILTER INTO THE REGION. GIVEN THE
UNSEASONABLE UPPER LEVEL TROUGHING PATTERN CONTINUING TO PUSH
SOUTHWARD FROM CANADA ACROSS THE EASTERN CONUS...THIS NORTHERLY AIR
WILL BE MUCH COLDER THAN NORMAL. HIGH TEMPS TODAY ARE ONLY EXPECTED
TO REACH THE LOW AND MID 70S. THE MAIN FORECAST CONCERN TODAY WILL BE
WRAP AROUND MOISTURE FROM THE SURFACE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM AND UPPER
LEVEL SHORTWAVE...BOTH OF WHICH ARE NOW MOVING INTO THE NEW ENGLAND
STATES. ALL MODELS ARE IN VERY GOOD AGREEMENT THAT SOME MOISTURE WILL
PUSH INTO NE AND ERLY SECTIONS OF THE CWA...BUT THE EXTENT OF THESE
SHOWERS AND WHETHER THEY WILL BE MAINLY ISOLATED OR SCT IS STILL A
LITTLE UNCERTAIN. GIVEN THE LACK OF INSTABILITY AS HIGH PRESSURE
MOVES OVERHEAD...EXPECT THIS TO BE MORE OF A RAIN SHOWER EVENT. AND
GIVEN THE LIGHT AMOUNTS OF QPF...EXPECT THE IMPACTS TO BE VERY
MINIMAL ACROSS THE REGION.

BY TONIGHT...THE LOW WILL CONTINUE TO TRACK NORTHWARD ALONG THE
CANADIAN COASTLINE. THE UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL KEEP UNSEASONABLY
COOL TEMPS ACROSS THE AREA. THIS...COUPLED WITH CLEAR SKIES AND AN
EXCELLENT RADIATIONAL COOLING SET UP...SHOULD BE ENOUGH TO DROP LOWS
INTO THE MID 50S OVERNIGHT. EXPECT SHOWERS TO BRIEFLY COME TO AN END
DURING THE EVENING HOURS. HOWEVER...WITH LINGERING LOW LEVEL
MOISTURE...UPSLOPE FLOW...AND UPPER LEVEL SUPPORT FROM THE LONGWAVE
TROUGH...MODELS ARE POINTING AT YET ANOTHER BATCH OF ISL TO SCT
SHOWERS DEVELOPING ACROSS FAR EASTERN KY ON TUESDAY AS WELL. ONCE
AGAIN...QPF VALUES ARE VERY LIGHT AND INSTABILITY IS WEAK AT
BEST...SO THERE IS VERY LITTLE CONCERN FOR IMPACTS WITH THESE
SHOWERS. HIGHS WILL RECOVER LITTLE THURSDAY...REMAINING IN THE MID
70S WITH LOW HUMIDITY VALUES.

.LONG TERM...(TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY)
ISSUED AT 410 AM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

THE MODELS REMAIN IN GOOD AGREEMENT WITH AN AMPLIFIED LONG WAVE
PATTERN TO CONTROL ACROSS THE CONUS THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK.
RIDGING WILL REMAIN ANCHORED ACROSS THE WESTERN CONUS...WHILE A
PERSISTENT TROUGH REIGNS IN THE EASTERN CONUS.

DRIER AND COOLER WEATHER CAN BE EXPECTED ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY
THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...AS SOME TEMPORARY DAMPENING OF THE EASTERN
CONUS TROUGH TAKES PLACE...ALLOWING FOR BROAD SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE
TO SET UP ACROSS THE OHIO VALLEY. THE TROUGH WILL THEN REASSERT
ITSELF FROM FRIDAY ONWARD...WITH THE THREAT OF DIURNALLY INFLUENCED
CONVECTION RETURNING ACROSS THE AREA.

HIGHS WILL GRADUALLY MODIFY FROM THE 70S MID-WEEK...TO THE LOWER 80S
BY THE END OF THE WEEK.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 18Z TAFS THROUGH 18Z TUESDAY AFTERNOON)
ISSUED AT 215 PM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

THE NEARBY UPPER LOW AND COOL MID LAYERS ARE CAUSING PLENTY OF
STRATO CU THROUGH EAST KENTUCKY THIS AFTERNOON. WITH THIS...THE CIGS
ARE VARYING BETWEEN 2.5 AND 4K FEET AGL. A FEW POCKETS OF SPRINKLES
OR LIGHT SHOWERS ARE FOUND OVER THE FAR EASTERN PARTS OF THE AREA...
BUT THESE WILL NOT BE A FACTOR FOR AVIATION CONCERNS. LATER TONIGHT
THE CIGS ARE EXPECTED TO SINK DOWN A BIT MORE...TO THE 2 OR 2.5K FOOT
LEVEL THROUGHOUT THE AREA. THESE LOW CLOUDS SHOULD KEEP THE FOG TO A
MINIMUM AT MOST SITES...THOUGH DID ALLOW FOR SOME MVFR BR AT LOZ AND
SME LATE TONIGHT. EXPECT CIGS TO RISE UP AND SCATTER OUT TUESDAY
MORNING AT ALL THE SITES. WINDS WILL BE BREEZY FROM THE NORTHWEST
THROUGH SUNSET WITH SOME GUSTS TO 15 KTS POSSIBLE. LATER THIS EVENING
THE WINDS SHOULD GO LIGHT AND VARIABLE AND REMAIN THAT WAY INTO THE
DAY TUESDAY.

&&

.JKL WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE.
&&

$$

UPDATE...GREIF
SHORT TERM...JMW
LONG TERM...GEOGERIAN
AVIATION...GREIF




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